Duranty was the highest paid international correspondent in the USA; almost an American Ambassador in Moscow.
On the 31 March 1933, in the New York Times, he wrote a stinging denial of Gareth’s famine press release; ’RUSSIANS HUNGRY, BUT NOT STARVING’.
He called Gareth’s observations a ‘Big Scare Story’ and stated that ‘although conditions were bad, there was NO FAMINE’. He insinuated that Gareth was a liar
CLICK HERE to see the Duranty's article or CLICK HERE to read Gareth's forthright rebuttal in a published letter to the Editor of The New York Times.